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Reliability

How is reliability? I am in market for mazda, my current car is not very reliable and it is a 2010.

2014 mazda 6

What are all the problems? Please list all of them, ex. transmission fails all the time etc. small stuff too please!
Is it ok to own after warranty is up? Likely will not have warranty.

Thank you so much I am in a rush so the sooner I get this info the better. Thank you.
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@Elite6, first: Welcome to the forum!

I wouldn't worry about reliability with these cars. The 3rd Generation 6 (2014+) is using Mazda's Skyactive engines and transmissions, and they're just wonderful. Unfortunately, there's only maybe 1 or 2 people that I'm aware of who have more miles on their cars than I do, and I'm "only" hitting 100k within the next month or so. That being said, the car has been absolutely flawless for both myself, and those who have about the same milage.

So far, I've yet to hear a single story on here about failing engines or transmissions. Maybe 1 or two quirky ones, but nothing short of excellent reviews. Try looking at a Mazda forum with Cx5 owners on it also, as they are basically the exact same vehicle as the 6, but came out a couple years sooner, so there will be more people with high milage.

Don't worry about warranty, they're mostly all talk anyways. Most warranties won't cover things unless it's blatantly the dealership or manufacturer's fault.

For any gripes or complaints about small issues, go do some reading here: Consolidated thread for 3rd Gen Mazda 6 pet peeves

For all other discussions, go to the "Discussions" section of this thread: 3rd Gen One Stop Shop

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51,000 miles on mine daily driven with no issues. Maintenance has been inexpensive and simple, and the car is easy to work on. I would feel confident at this point recommending a 2014 to you even if it's in the 40-60k mile range. They're great vehicles. If I had one gripe, the leather seats can wear quickly. Also, the only troublesome area is the stock infotainment system has its quirks but most cars do. Using bluetooth, sirius, pandora and the radio are all fine and work if used gently, and I have no rattles or squeaks. Mazda was even really nice to me and with one phone call resurfaced my 19" wheels when they peeled at 45,000 miles for free (outside warranty!). Find a really good dealer, a clean car, and enjoy. Goodluck!


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15,000 miles, no issues at all!. The car seems to be getting better after break-in.
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I'm approaching 100k miles on my 2015 6 Sport MTX and have had zero reliability issues. Routine maintenance only and near-zero oil consumption between change intervals.
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Great to hear guys. Yeah my 2016 seems to be getting better with age as well. Although I only have 18K. Still good to know it'll take care of you if you take care of it...

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I am just approaching 10,000 miles on a car I bought used with only 3,500 on the clock. It's a 2014 Sport and it has been outstanding. I get 32-33 mpg in city and suburban driving and have had nary a hiccup. The original infotainment head unit sucks, but other than that I think it's a wonderful car.
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My 2003 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T that the Mazda is replacing has actually been pretty reliable, except for when the cylinder head was cracked I went through a few months of hell with the cooling system and an expensive repair. Other than that its been solid. Really looking forward to seeing how this M6 turns out!
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Yes gets better with age

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15,000 miles, no issues at all!. The car seems to be getting better after break-in.
I echo this sentiment. My 2016 has been great and the supposedly anemic engine is just getting better with age. It loves to rev and the car is just a joy to drive. I would try to find a 2016, since it has the new redesigned interior and excellent Mazda connect infotainment system. The Tom Tom system that people complain about on the 2014 and 15's was a stop gap solution. MZ connect is in a different class.

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Had 150k miles on my 2006 Mazda 6 with ZERO issues. Just kept up with basic maintenance.

I have 30k mikes on my 2015 and it's still like new.


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